Copper Coast Geopark Ltd.
Co. Waterford,

Tel: +353 (0)51 292828

Activities Programme For Primary Schools

Our primary school education programmes are curriculum linked and specially designed to enage children with both Earth Science and broader STEM concepts in a fun and hands on manner. All of the activity packages listed below and in the brochures are guides which can be modified by consultation with our staff in order to accomodate your students educational needs or to tie in with any other aspect of the cirriculum as required.

The following programmes are available:

1. Volcanic and Desert Landscape Investigation

2. Seashore Habitat Studies

3. Mining Heritage tour

Health & Safety
Health and Safety is of primary importance.
All of our education and fieldwork programmes are risk assessed regularly and led by suitably experienced staff.

Teaching Resources
All available programmes can be fully adapted to meet the needs of the school/students and in certain circumstances programmes can be run in conjunction with each other. Students will receive a workbook to accompany their fieldwork and teachers can avail of additional teaching resources if required.

Outreach Opportunites:
Geopark staff members also carry out visits to schools (where possible) and organise special educational events at various times throughou the year. The Copper Coast Global Geoparks hosts interactive earth science based work shops through the year in conjunction with events such as Science Week and Heritage Week with activities such as making your own volcano and earthquake simulation.

Check our brochures on the right or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to design a particular package to suit you. The geopark can also come to your school as part of Geo-Schools outreach package.


The area was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004. This geologically diverse area contains records of Palaeozoic volcanism and the last ice age. more


The Copper Coast is a stretch of the southern coast of Ireland in County Waterford. It is named for the historic metal-mining industry, the legacies of which now constitute a tourist attraction. more

Walking Trails

Along with an audio tour around Annestown, we also have walking trail cards for the villages along the Copper Coast. The trail cards can be printed or stored for viewing on your phone. more

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A European Geopark Located In Co. Waterford, Ireland.